Gladys M. Lampe Lanphere, age 96 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland, IL.
She was born on Monday, July 16, 1917, in Alhambra, IL, the daughter of John C. and Margaret A. (nee Auer) Hitz.
On Sunday, October 21, 2001, she married Dean L. Lanphere who survives.
She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL, Evangelical United Church of Christ Women’s Guild; Order of Eastern Star, Unity Chapter #608 – Marine, IL, (Past Worthy Matron in 1954); Past Matrons Club, Marine, IL.
Born at Alhambra Township, IL; reared there on a farm. She worked at Moulton Bartley Shoe Factory for several years, later with her husband operated Lampe Bus Service from 1950 to 1967. She continued to work there as a substitute bus driver until retiring at age 80 in 1990. She spent winters in Florida since 1970 at Ft. Lauderdale. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafts and was an excellent cook. “Driving the school bus, knowing the children was her delight”.
Husband – Dean L. Lanphere, Highland, IL
Son – Jerry L. (Roberta) Dauderman, Newport Beach, CA
Step Daughter – Denise A. (Ken) Crisler, Navarre, FL
Step Daughter – Jodeane S. Frields, Pembroke Pines, FL
Grandchild – Tanya L. Foster, Newport Beach, CA
Grandchild – Nicholas J. (Jennifer) Dauderman, Newport Beach, CA
Grandchild – Jason R. (Debra) Dauderman, Phoenix, AZ
Step Grandchildren – Four
Great Grandchild – Robert M. Foster
Great Grandchild – Stephen M. Foster
Great Grandchild – Nicole D. Foster
Great Grandchild – Brooke V. Dauderman
Great Grandchild – Jasmine A. Dauderman
Great Grandchild – Isabelle R. Dauderman
Great Grandchild – Kirsten J. Dauderman
Great Grandchild – Kailah S. Dauderman
Great Grandchild – Sarina R. Dauderman
Great Grandchild – Troy H. Dauderman
Step Great Grandchildren – Five
She was preceded in death by:
Father – John C. Hitz (died 1958)
Mother – Margaret A. Hitz (nee Auer) (died 1973)
First Husband – Leroy Dauderman (died 11/17/1943)
2nd Husband – Roland W. “Skinny” Lampe (died 10/11/1989)
Brother – Homer F. Hitz (died 1/2/1980)
Brother – Leto J. Hitz (died 10/10/1991)
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL, with Rev. Christopher W. Hill, Senior Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Evangelical United Church of Christ.